Magazine article International Trade Forum

In Nepal, Ten Countries Review E-Business Potential

Magazine article International Trade Forum

In Nepal, Ten Countries Review E-Business Potential

Article excerpt

What can countries do to ensure that they are ready to help small firms participate in e-business?

This was the issue discussed at a two-day workshop attended by ten countries from the Asia-Pacific region and organized by the Government of Nepal and ITC in November 2003. The meeting was one of a number of events, supported by ITC, to bring the voice of small exporters to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Conference recommendations were fed into WSIS and formed part of the Nepal High Level Commission's efforts to raise the importance of information and communications technologies (ICT) as a tool for poverty alleviation and job creation.

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The forum, inaugurated by Nepal's Prime Minister, recommended:

* promoting small and medium-sized enterprises in regional e-marketplaces;

* developing more awareness-raising initiatives to show managers of small businesses the tangible benefits of using ICT to trade internationally; and

* conducting practical training to integrate ICT skills with good enterprise management.

Case studies

Several countries were quick to point out that e-business is as relevant for traditional industries as it is for the new high-tech sectors. …

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